Category Archives: Rheumatoid Arthritis

I Love My Wheelchair

Last Tuesday, my husband and I went out for an adventure day in L.A. After breakfast at a delicious restaurant where I was served my food by a former student, we went to the Natural History Museum, to see a … Continue reading

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How Disabled Am I?

I wanted to go to a support group for joint-pain sufferers a couple weekends ago, but it was cancelled at the last minute, and the next one is happening at the end of the month when I’ll be in Texas … Continue reading

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“I’m Sorry. It’s Painful.”

For the most part, the pain I’m in is invisible. Maybe at my last district meeting some people noticed that I occasionally lost concentration and began some controlled breathing (it doesn’t stop the pain, but it keeps me from crying … Continue reading

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Mezzie Learns about Desperation, Diet, and Healing

I’m in pain. I’ve written about my ankle woes, but with the fairly recent addition of pain in both shoulders, I’ve now hit a whopping seven joints in pain, plus occasional finger joint pain (three more). I’ve been written a … Continue reading

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Why are you in that wheelchair/scooter if you can walk?

When you’re a part-time user of a mobility device, people seem to get confused. Someone might see me in a scooter one day, then see me walking the next and congratulate me on my miraculous recovery. The more cynical might … Continue reading

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Becoming Disabled

Up until almost eight months ago, I could walk for miles without getting tired or sore. Walking, in fact, was my favorite exercise (preferably in the form of hiking) and my go-to remedy for stress. My second and third favorite … Continue reading

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